Having a clear ethos and culture is important for a department.
What does maths look like here?
There are different ways by which and reasons why students are assessed in maths
There are regular low stakes quizzes to gain insights into strengths and weaknesses. Blocks of work are punctuated by end of block assessments. This is followed up by a Learning Improvement Feedback Time or “LIFT” lesson—a lesson dedicated to giving feedback to the students as a class, making improvements, talking about misconceptions and providing extra practice where needed. This goes some way to our efforts to leave no child behind.
Students will also complete 2 GL Assessments in year 7, one in Autumn and one in Summer. Students in year 11 are assessed in Autumn Term 2 for finals 1 before completing their GCSE in May and June with Edexcel—three 90 minute papers covering a large sample of the curriculum. Paper 1 is non-calculator and paper 2 and 3 are calculator papers.